Audrey's latest YouTube obsession is a strange one. We've gone from every single version of "Twinkle, Twinkle" and "Five Little Ducks" (the Japanese ones are my favorite) to cooking shows. Her favorite is Betty's Kitchen. Miss Betty is a southern belle with a honey-dripping accent who whips up dishes for church potlucks and her grandson Carter.
Audrey likes to watch the ones where Betty is making White Chocolate Blondies and Skillet Fudge, but her all-time favorite is the Friendship Fruit Dip recipe (not to be confused with the Quickie Fruit Dip recipe). I think both Audrey and I know that one by heart. See the 2,115 views? Audrey can claim at least half of those. Somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon line, Betty is wondering who her new fan is that can't get enough fruit dip.
Betty has a firm grasp of the obvious...
"I'm using reconstituted lemon juice, but if I had fresh lemons I would squeeze some of that in here."
"I used a knife to cut the brownies into a grid shape."
...I don't know if it's that or the accent, but she is strangely soothing to the point of being almost hypnotizing.
Whenever Audrey watches something this many times, you can set your watch to when she'll start working some of the lines into her "conversations". So here she was this morning, my hand to God, making just like Miss Betty:
"Welcome to Audrey's kitchen. Today we're making cereal. You poooooouuuuurrrrr the milk into the bowl. Then we're going to add cereal."
Next time, I'll try to catch it on video so that I can post it to YouTube and give Miss Betty a run for her money.